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Is TeamViewer fairly easy to work with -- and is it free?

It's free for non-commercial users and is easy to use.

Yup.

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I have TeamViewer installed on 4 PCs for helping family members with PC problems (Free non-commercial use). Very simple to use. :)

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I noticed that you can either "install" or just "run" TeamViewer from the executable. Which of these two options works better -- or doesn't it really matter?

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I have TeamViewer installed on 4 PCs for helping family members with PC problems (Free non-commercial use). Very simple to use. :)

Same here. :D Though with ~6 PCs.

I noticed that you can either "install" or just "run" TeamViewer from the executable. Which of these two options works better -- or doesn't it really matter?

You can set a password in full/install version. If you use the exe ("run"-version) it'll always generate a new password for each session, which means someone must be at the PC when you want to take the connection. Also the .exe-version might have less options/settings included.

I use the full version, but I've installed it through the exe/launcher (easier to advice through phone).

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I use the full version, but I've installed it through the exe/launcher (easier to advice through phone).

I lost you with this statement. What exactly do you mean by this?

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If user/client runs the exe-version and tells you the ID+PW, you can take remote connection, and there's an option in TeamViewer to install the full version (through the exe-version).

It's easier to instruct with the exe version; "Download TeamViewer from here, then just run/double-click it and tell me the ID & password".

You have to install the full version (which might be harder for some people) and set the options (mainly the password).

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Not trying to sound totally stupid about this, but are you saying that you have an "installed" version on your computer and everyone else you help/assist runs the ".exe" version?

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I use portable version to connect the machines. I've full version on my PC so I can set a certain password.

The other machines also have the full version installed, but I installed it through exe-version.

If you don't need rem.con. to install TeamViewer, you can install the full version directly yourself. I did this to my PC and gf's laptop.

 

What I meant is it's easier to instruct eg. my mom to launch the exe-version instead of install full version and set the settings.

After she launches the exe-version, she simply just tells me what's on the screen (ID+pw) and through the exe-version I install the full version so I can set a certain password.

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Just played with this a little and noticed a little box in the lower right hand corner of the remote monitor. Because the background color is so heavily "grayed," I can hardly read what's in the box. At least this is how it displays on my computer. Is there any way to make it more readable.

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The box is meant for the client/user-end so client can see if there's a connection made, and can use it as chat/text box.

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Thanks for all the help, Nodles. One last question for tonight . . . does the remote/client computer have have a web browser open or logged onto the internet in some fashion?

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Nope, just connected to internet (obviously :D).

You can make TeamViewer account/s, but I haven't tried those.

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Probably another question with an obvious answer, but here goes anyway. Once you're done with a remote control session, how do you end the session and also make sure all connections are closed?

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I just click "X" at the top and it closes. The non-full (exe)-version changes password for each session/connection. In full-version you can set a specific password.

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